- Associated Press - Saturday, August 9, 2014

KAPAA, Hawaii (AP) - Rescuers have found the body of woman believed to have been swept away while hiking on Kauai during a tropical storm warning.

The Kauai Fire Department says the body was found Saturday morning at the rocky base of the Hanakoa Stream.

The body is believed to be a missing 19-year-old hiker who was swept away while trying to cross the stream Friday. Officials say the woman and a 24-year-old man were camping the Kalalau Valley earlier in the week and went hiking Friday.

The island was under a warning because of Tropical Storm Iselle at the time. The state had closed the park earlier in the week in anticipation of bad weather.

The woman’s identity has not yet been released. She was living on Kauai for several months.


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